Gallery view

1955 Apr. 18

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Arna Bontemps

New York (N.Y.) - Per her recent query (mums312-b143-i223), describing the history of his applications for employment at various learning institutions and his affiliation with Tuskegee Institute.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Apr. 21

Fisk University . Library

Letter from Fisk University Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

Nashville (Tenn.) - Providing the receipt for the gift by W. E. B. Du Bois of his manuscripts of "Pan Africa," and "Winds of Time."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1941 Aug. 12

Phelps-Stokes Fund

Letter from Phelps-Stokes Fund to Julius Rosenwald Fund

New York (N.Y.) - Signed Anson Phelps Stokes; addressed to Arna Bontemps; regretfully relaying the gradual disintegration of the inter-institutional cooperative "Encyclopedia of the Negro" plan pitched in mums312-b095-i450 and describing the current state and future plans of the project.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1952 Oct. 27

Fisk University . Library

Letter from Fisk University Library to W. E. B. Du Bois

Nashville (Tenn.) - Mentioning that he has been in New York twice since they last saw one another, but has not been able to meet with Du Bois, that his book is coming along but he might need to have another session with Du Bois and his papers, and asking Du Bois if he would consider establishing a permanent collection in the Fisk University Library.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Mar. 19

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Arna Bontemps

New York (N.Y.) - Per his request (mums312-b171-i536), gladly agreeing to return (and revert) to him his poem entitled "Tree"; "You have been very kind in letting us keep your work so long from time to time."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1951 Dec. 17

Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

Letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Arna Bontemps

New York (N.Y.) - Responding to a previous letter; mentioning that if he is in town when Bontemps is in New York he would be glad to speak with him.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1927 Jan.

Lassen, Meta

Letter from Meta Lassen to Arna Bontemps

New York (N.Y.) - Concerning Bontemps' poem, "A Nocturne at Bethesda" and a possible Danish translation. Sent to Bontemps in care of the Crisis firm. Copy enclosed in a letter from W. E. B. Du Bois to Bontemps (mums312-b037-i208).

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1948 Apr. 19

Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne), 1913-1977

Letter from Hugh H. and Mabel Smythe to Fisk University Library

New York (N.Y.) - Explaining the enclosed materials used by W. E. B. Du Bois in his column, "Pan Africa," published by the "Chicago Defender."

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1926 Oct. 29

Bontemps, Arna, 1902-1973

Letter from Arna Bontemps to W. E. B. Du Bois

New York (N.Y.) - Per his request (mums312-b171-i539), furnishing a brief bio (but no photo!), for feature in an upcoming "Crisis" issue announcing the winners of the Spingarn awards.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers

1960 May 11

Gunter's Studio (Nashville, Tenn.)

Stephen J. Wright, Arna Bontemps, Ashakant Nimbark, and portrait of Frederick Douglass

Nashville (Tenn.) - President Stephen J. Wright, speaker Arna Bontemps, and Dormitory council President Ashakant Nimbark before the portrait of Frederick Douglass W. E. B. Du Bois donated to the hall named in his honor.

W. E. B. Du Bois Papers